Virtuoso Piano Etudes | Brilliant Classics 95571BR

Virtuoso Piano Etudes

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Label: Brilliant Classics

Cat No: 95571BR

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 22

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 8th February 2019

Contents

Works

Alkan, Charles Valentin

Etudes (12) in the major keys, op.35
Etudes (12) in the minor keys, op.39
Grandes etudes (3) pour les mains separees et reunies, op.76 (selection)

Bartok, Bela

Studies (3), BB81, op.18

Bortkiewicz, Sergei

Etudes (10) pour piano, op.15 (selection)
Etudes nouvelles (12), op.29 (selection)

Brahms, Johannes

Variations (28) on a theme of Paganini, op.35

Cage, John

Etudes Boreales (1978)

Casella, Alfredo

Studi (6), op.70

Chaminade, Cecile

Etudes de Concert (6), op.35

Chopin, Frederic

Etudes (12), op.10
Etudes (12), op.25
Etudes, Nouvelles (3)

Clementi, Muzio

Gradus ad Parnassum, op.44
» Etudes vol.3

Czerny, Carl

The Art of Finger Dexterity (excerpts)

Debussy, Claude

Etudes pour piano (6), Book 1
Etudes pour piano (6), Book 2

Glass, Philip

Etudes for Piano nos.1-10

Godowsky, Leopold

Studies (53) on Chopin's Etudes (selection)

Gulda, Friedrich

Play Piano Play (10 Ubungsstucke fur Yuko)

Heller, Stephen

Etudes progressives (30), op.46 (selection)
Melodic Studies (25), op.45

Henselt, Adolf von

Etude caracteristique (12), op. 2

Hummel, Johann Nepomuk

Etudes (24), op.125

Kapustin, Nikolai

Etudes (8), op.40 (selection)

Liadov, Anatol

Etude and Canzonetta, op.48
» no.1 Etude in A major
Etude and Preludes for piano (4), op.40
» no.1 Etude in C sharp minor
Etude in A flat major, op.5
Etude in E major, op.12
Etude in F major for piano, op.37

Ligeti, Gyorgy

Etudes pour piano, Book 1 (Nos 1-6)
Etudes pour piano, Book 2 (Nos 7-14)

Liszt, Franz

Concert Etudes (2), S145
Concert Etudes (3), S144
» no.2 La leggierezza
Etudes d'execution transcendante (12), S139
Grandes Etudes (6) de Paganini, S141

Lyapunov, Sergei

Etudes d'execution transcendente (12), op.11

Messiaen, Olivier

Etudes de rythme (4)

Moscheles, Ignaz

Charakterische Studien, op.95 (selection)
Studies (24), op.70 (selection)

Moszkowski, Moritz

Etudes (15), op.72
» no.6 in F major

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Etudes-Tableaux (8), op.33
Etudes-Tableaux (9), op.39

Rubinstein, Anton

Etudes (6), op.23
» no.2 in C major 'Staccato Etude'

Saint-Saens, Camille

Etudes (6), op.52
Etudes (6), op.111
Etudes (6) for the left hand, op.135

Schumann, Robert

Concert Etudes (6) after Paganini caprices, op.10
Etudes (6) after Paganini caprices, op.3
Etudes Symphoniques, op.13

Scriabin, Alexander

Etudes (3), op.65
Etudes (8), op.42
Etudes (12), op.8
Morceaux (3), op.49
» no.1 Etude in E flat major
Pieces (3), op.2
Pieces (4), op.56
» no.4 Etude
Poemes (2), op.69
Preludes (4), op.22
Quasi Valse, op.47

Stravinsky, Igor

Etudes (4), op.7

Tausig, Carl

Concert Etudes (2), op.1

Wild, Earl

Virtuoso Etudes (7) on Gershwin Songs

Artists

Dmitri Alexeev
Sandro Ivo Bartoli
Vanessa Benelli Mosell
Mary-Louise Boehm
Zlata Chochieva
Michele D’Ambrosio
Alessandro Deljavan
Emanuele Delucchi
Marylene Dosse
Goran Filipec
Peter Frankl
Pavel Gintov
Erika Haase
Sukyeon Kim
Vincenzo Maltempo
Alessandro Marangoni
Giovanni Doria Miglietta
Fred Oldenburg
Michael Ponti
Marco Rapetti
Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy
Giancarlo Simonacci
Mariangela Vacatello
Jeroen van Veen
Jan Vermeulen
Mark Viner
Klara Wurtz

Works

Alkan, Charles Valentin

Etudes (12) in the major keys, op.35
Etudes (12) in the minor keys, op.39
Grandes etudes (3) pour les mains separees et reunies, op.76 (selection)

Bartok, Bela

Studies (3), BB81, op.18

Bortkiewicz, Sergei

Etudes (10) pour piano, op.15 (selection)
Etudes nouvelles (12), op.29 (selection)

Brahms, Johannes

Variations (28) on a theme of Paganini, op.35

Cage, John

Etudes Boreales (1978)

Casella, Alfredo

Studi (6), op.70

Chaminade, Cecile

Etudes de Concert (6), op.35

Chopin, Frederic

Etudes (12), op.10
Etudes (12), op.25
Etudes, Nouvelles (3)

Clementi, Muzio

Gradus ad Parnassum, op.44
» Etudes vol.3

Czerny, Carl

The Art of Finger Dexterity (excerpts)

Debussy, Claude

Etudes pour piano (6), Book 1
Etudes pour piano (6), Book 2

Glass, Philip

Etudes for Piano nos.1-10

Godowsky, Leopold

Studies (53) on Chopin's Etudes (selection)

Gulda, Friedrich

Play Piano Play (10 Ubungsstucke fur Yuko)

Heller, Stephen

Etudes progressives (30), op.46 (selection)
Melodic Studies (25), op.45

Henselt, Adolf von

Etude caracteristique (12), op. 2

Hummel, Johann Nepomuk

Etudes (24), op.125

Kapustin, Nikolai

Etudes (8), op.40 (selection)

Liadov, Anatol

Etude and Canzonetta, op.48
» no.1 Etude in A major
Etude and Preludes for piano (4), op.40
» no.1 Etude in C sharp minor
Etude in A flat major, op.5
Etude in E major, op.12
Etude in F major for piano, op.37

Ligeti, Gyorgy

Etudes pour piano, Book 1 (Nos 1-6)
Etudes pour piano, Book 2 (Nos 7-14)

Liszt, Franz

Concert Etudes (2), S145
Concert Etudes (3), S144
» no.2 La leggierezza
Etudes d'execution transcendante (12), S139
Grandes Etudes (6) de Paganini, S141

Lyapunov, Sergei

Etudes d'execution transcendente (12), op.11

Messiaen, Olivier

Etudes de rythme (4)

Moscheles, Ignaz

Charakterische Studien, op.95 (selection)
Studies (24), op.70 (selection)

Moszkowski, Moritz

Etudes (15), op.72
» no.6 in F major

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Etudes-Tableaux (8), op.33
Etudes-Tableaux (9), op.39

Rubinstein, Anton

Etudes (6), op.23
» no.2 in C major 'Staccato Etude'

Saint-Saens, Camille

Etudes (6), op.52
Etudes (6), op.111
Etudes (6) for the left hand, op.135

Schumann, Robert

Concert Etudes (6) after Paganini caprices, op.10
Etudes (6) after Paganini caprices, op.3
Etudes Symphoniques, op.13

Scriabin, Alexander

Etudes (3), op.65
Etudes (8), op.42
Etudes (12), op.8
Morceaux (3), op.49
» no.1 Etude in E flat major
Pieces (3), op.2
Pieces (4), op.56
» no.4 Etude
Poemes (2), op.69
Preludes (4), op.22
Quasi Valse, op.47

Stravinsky, Igor

Etudes (4), op.7

Tausig, Carl

Concert Etudes (2), op.1

Wild, Earl

Virtuoso Etudes (7) on Gershwin Songs

Artists

Dmitri Alexeev
Sandro Ivo Bartoli
Vanessa Benelli Mosell
Mary-Louise Boehm
Zlata Chochieva
Michele D’Ambrosio
Alessandro Deljavan
Emanuele Delucchi
Marylene Dosse
Goran Filipec
Peter Frankl
Pavel Gintov
Erika Haase
Sukyeon Kim
Vincenzo Maltempo
Alessandro Marangoni
Giovanni Doria Miglietta
Fred Oldenburg
Michael Ponti
Marco Rapetti
Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy
Giancarlo Simonacci
Mariangela Vacatello
Jeroen van Veen
Jan Vermeulen
Mark Viner
Klara Wurtz

About

This monumental set dedicated to the Virtuoso Piano Étude offers a rewarding opportunity to witness two centuries in the evolution of masterpieces for the study of the piano.

Composers have been challenging pianists with études for a long time. The practice of writing studies for the perfection of a particular pianistic technique developed in the 15th century, but the name ‘study’ or ‘étude’ only really came into its own in the 19th century with the rise in popularity of the piano as a domestic instrument. Works of particular importance were Clementi’s Gradus ad Parnassum, Moscheles’s Opus 70 Studies, Czerny’s Art of Finger Dexterity and Liszt’s Transcendental Studies, the latter even more extensive and complex than Chopin’s Études Opp. 10 and 25, which transformed the humble piano exercise into concert-worthy material. While each of Liszt’s and Chopin’s études examines a particular aspect of technique, these magnificent works never feel like drills. They remain amongst the most popular works written for piano, regularly recorded and performed in concert.

In the 20th century, studies gradually evolved into compositions that were music first, only secondarily exploiting a specific technical challenge for the pianist. Notable composers were Claude Debussy, Sergei Rachmaninov, Alexander Scriabin and Leopold Godowsky. Godowsky’s Chopin Studies push fingers and feet, mind and imagination, physicality and finesse, fitness, to the outer limits of possibility.

By mid-century composers had almost completely abandoned the old tradition. Olivier Messiaen’s 4 Études de rhythme are not didactic compositions but experiments with dynamics, figurations, pitches, etc. – exercises in composition rather than performance. Friedrich Gulda intended his Play Piano Play as exercises in learning the jazz style and improvisation, contrasting traditional neo-Baroque with various jazz traditions. Philip Glass abandoned bar lines to convey his concept of the flow of rhythm, and John Cage’s Études Boreales, initially deemed unplayable because of the wholly unorthodox techniques they explore, require the performer to play, beat or generate sound on various parts of the instrument. These studies represent some of the most innovative and imaginative writing in the modern and contemporary piano repertoire, exploring to the fullest extent what the instrument is capable of.

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